Cubes for Tue Feb 16 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A troublesome stowaway

Humans could no longer survive on Earth. We colonized moons1 and planets, using geothermal2 energy on planets outside the Goldilocks Zone. On other planets, we learned to focus the Sun’s rays for warmth and food3.

Mostly, we enjoyed and did the same things as on Earth. Socializing4 was good and the chores5 tiring.

We didn’t bring animals6. There was no guarantee they’d survive the journey.

We wish we had brought a few.

Mosquitos7 managed to get onboard our ships. The new climate and lack of natural predators caused them to grow. We tried to eradicate them, but soon they overwhelmed us.

We donned our spacesuits8… and vented9 the atmosphere from the city. It would be weeks before we could live in peace again.